For March’s Botany Blast, we will be exploring flowering shrubs! The shrubs that bloom in late April and early May go into the winter with their blossoms completely developed. When floral branches of these species are harvesting in February and given warmth and food the buds begin to flush and expand. Willows, hazelnut, hollies, sweet gale, sweet fern, red berried elder, pin cherry, are a few of the species that have responded to this treatment.
Join us from 11 am to 3 pm next Wednesday, March 20 in Room 27 of Bailey Hall on UNB’s Fredericton campus to catch a breath of spring and figure out how to tell these local beauties apart!